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ISWO (formerly the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario) is primarily funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and is the designated Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sporting Body (P/TASB) for Ontario.
ISWO serves all Indigenous Peoples and communities across Ontario, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, living on and off-reserve, in rural and urban settings, encompassing more than 350,000 Indigenous Peoples across the province. ISWO’s mandate is to develop and deliver opportunities for participation in sport and cultural activities, which promote wellness and positive lifestyles for Indigenous peoples across Ontario.
ISWO is recognized by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) and the North American Indigenous Games Council (NAIG Council) and is the designated sport body for the development, selection and management of Team Ontario, for participation in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) and North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).